Thursday, November 4, 2010

Double Duty with a Sketch and a Challenge

 

Happy Thursday my friends!  This is the day the LORD has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!!!

My youngest son's birthday was on Tuesday.  I was busy in the kitchen the day before baking muffins for breakfast and his favorite chocolate cake!  The muffins were yummy, but the cake was sooooo disappointing!  I'm blaming it on my oven lol.  It's been very temperamental for years... I've had to decrease the time and temperature on everything I cook.  This time was no exception, except... this time it didn't work.  The cake was DRY : (   Yes, I am definitely blaming the oven - bad oven!!!
On a happier note, tonight I get to go to Olive Garden - yummmm!  I'm telling myself that I don't need to eat everything on my plate as well as what's on the table lol!!!  I will indeed practice moderation.  Why?  Because for the last three days I've been eating Halloween candy... Dry Birthday Cake... other no-no's I need to stay away from.  The good news?  I've lost over 5 lbs.  The bad news?  I've gained some back (I'll find out for sure when I weigh in tonight...) *sigh*  Does this happen to you?  You work and work and work to lose 1 lb., then you smell chocolate cake and gain 2 lbs. instantly! grrrrr...

For my card today, I've used 1st Signs of Fall by Carmen Medlin for SCACD Reflections Set 1.  I know... this isn't exactly a Fall card, but isn't it pretty?  Suzanne's challenge for us this week at Try It Out *T* is to make a Holiday Card without using the traditional green, red, silver or gold.  Ooooops... where did that gold come from? lol!  I cheated a little bit, but I didn't mean to.  I didn't realize until after my card was done that I made a boo boo...
This card is also for CLP Challenge #31 and the FABULOUS sketch is by the very talented Chelsea.  I LOVE this sketch!!!  You have until November 30 to join in the fun at CLP Challenge : )

Isn't she lovely?  I've colored her with copics:  Skin - E11 E21 E00 R20; Hair - E49 E59 E25 E53; Dress/Boots - E18 E17 E15 E13; Coat - E50.  Just a teeny touch of Stardust Stickles on her coat pocket and the ruffles peeking out from the sleeves.  Oooops... there's the no-no gold pearls from Viva Decor Paper Pen and Inka-Gold distressing around the die cut oval!

Gorgeous Gorgeous papers are from Kaisercraft 'Tis the Season Collection.  LOVE these papers!!!  I have a new scroll die - yippee!  I don't think it's really new, but it's new to meeeeee...  I've distressed pretty much the whole card with Inka-Gold.  This is really cool stuff!

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It's been a very long day for me...  Time to go relax for a bit and head to bed!
Thanks so much for stopping by : )

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul ~

19 comments:

Anne said...

This is a beautifully decorated card! :)

Qasar said...

I like this post great work indeed well don keep posting
Double Beds

Renkata said...

Lori, from the paper to the flowers this is amazing card. Everything is so gorgheous.
Love the colours combo.

Tabitha said...

Love the embellishments on your card. The image is beautiful as well. I hear ya on just smelling sweets and gaining weight. I blame it on my youngest! LOL Hubby says but he's 4 now. Then I'll blame the teenager who started it all. LOL Thanks for sharing, and a little tip weigh yourself first thing in the morning. I do this once a week usually on Fri or Sat. before the weekends when I tend to be at different gatherings. I try to eat good during the week then let myself have the weekend off. Not a free for all on junk but if there is a party I don't feel bad about enjoying sweets.

Marjo said...

Super cute card Lori!

Hugs, Marjo

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card Lori, love the image and colours - even if you did cheat a bit lol :o)

Thank you for your lovely message on my blog... I know there would be no shame in me taking anti'd's and I know lots of people genuinely need them. It's just that my family is very much a 'pull yourself together' type, and I feel like I 'should' be able to cope without them. I'm probably making no sense lol. Bigs hugs! Lisa x

Shirley said...

A fabulous card Lori. I love your co-ordinated background papers and layout. Lovely inking and a beautifully coloured image.
Thank you for joining us at Kaboodledoodles this week and we hope to see you next time.

Shirley

Cindy Haffner said...

BEAUTIFUL Lori

**Farrah** said...

Beautiful card!! I love the browns and golds, and all those great flowers and swirls! Perfect!!
Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!
Farrah

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Lori

What a gorgeous card love the image and the scrolls that frame it at the top really lovely. It fits in so well with our vintage challenge over at Kaboodle Doodle. Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Tina

Cammy said...

Gorgeous card Lori! I love this new image and all of your intricate details are just wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

Sarah A said...

Nothing to say about this apart from "PERFECT"! The flowers, colouring, image, papers and swirls work perfectly together!

Thanks for joining us over on Incy Wincy this week!

Sarah x

Sammibug said...

Gorgeous vintage card. The elements are perfect! Thanks so much for playing in our "anything goes" challenge at Craft Your Passion.

Kathryn said...

Hi Lori, thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week. Your card is so lovely, what an attention to detail you have! I have just spent 20 mins enjoying some more of your blog, lovely projects and lovely uplifting blog! K x

stephanne said...

Oh, this is beeeeeautiful!!! I love the colours together, your details are magnificent and the image is very pretty!! A creamy, dreamy delight!!
hugs, stephanne

Chelsea said...

Hi Lori, Hope your son had a great Birthday! You know what? I would finish that dry cake in one sitting! LOL Love cake and the fact that it's a chocolate cake...my oh my! I think I'm baking myself a cake today! lol

I love how you've colored her hair. Such a wonderful non traditional holiday card, a great inspiration!
Love,
Chelsea

Sassylassy said...

Hi Sweetie
Wow sorry I'm so late posting to this absolutely amazing card. I just love the image. I totally want her boots lol And the colours are gorgeous. Papers and embellies are lovely.
Hugs Bonnie

Cor* said...

Lori, this is just beautiful! I love the color palette and your flourishes! I too adore Chelsea's sketches!!! Your rocked it!

Kelly said...

Lori, this is fantastic!! I love the die cut swirls and how it perfectly frames your image. Also your new site background and title bar are awesome!!

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